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Old 04-06-2013, 10:33 PM   #21
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As a metter of fact there are several breeders of many lynx species across the US. While yes the are a "wild animal" every animal IS an animal and ALL of them have wild instincts, think no ones ever had a domesticated pet turn on them? Never had a dog or a house cat bite at you? I have been reviewing a few places that have been breeding lynx and hybrid lynx's (two different lynx species not a domestic and lynx cross) for many years and have great luck with loving pets not just with the owners but with other cats dogs and humans. Its not as far fetched as many may believe. None of them have had a turn and injury from these animals, they play, snuggle, and do "cat stuff" i.e. lazy bastards.
like i said in my last post, some people do have good luck with domesticating wild animals and it's quite possible that you will also. i think many of us are just pointing out the realities of such situations. for most people keeping a wild animal in a domestic environment is just not practical.

a lot of people think they want a wild animal for a pet and many are just ill equipped to deal with a wild animal when it starts to mature. it does sound like you have done some research on this and i do wish you luck.
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When it bites your hand off, pointer included
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My uncle and good friend have both owned bob cats they both died of old age and never gave anyone any problems. My uncle got his taxidermyd and its still in his living room.
Your uncle stuffed his pet? The whole cat I presume as just mounting the head, well, that would be a little, ya know, odd... Does he still call it the "living room"!?
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like i said in my last post, some people do have good luck with domesticating wild animals and it's quite possible that you will also. i think many of us are just pointing out the realities of such situations. for most people keeping a wild animal in a domestic environment is just not practical.

a lot of people think they want a wild animal for a pet and many are just ill equipped to deal with a wild animal when it starts to mature. it does sound like you have done some research on this and i do wish you luck.
Well thank you. Guess ill find out, the mixed lynx a guy in cali. Was breeding were essentially big house cats, ate cat food and everything
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This just has bad idea written all over it.. I have friends that keep poisonous snakes and spiders as pets with no issue, which for me has bad idea written all over it as well..
I've always been intrigued by the idea of a big cat as a pet but the idea of my families face being eaten or a neighbors child being attacked has always turned me off..
Sounds like you are doing the proper research and investigation though.. Best of luck and god speed(when it chases you! )
Seriously, keep us updated.. Interested in how you house this thing etc..

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There is a woman up the road who has a fully grown gorilla as a pet. Had her for decades. She spends all of her time and attention on that gorilla and it seems to be working out OK.

Then there was this story. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494067,00.html

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Short and to the point. I had a pet wild animal, and would never do it again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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We have a Bengal Cat. They are a cross of a domestic cat, and a wild, basically a small leopard from Asia, I think. Once they're 4 generations in from the cross, they are considered fully domesticated, and have no restrictions placed on them. They do retain some wild characteristics, though. Markings, very fast, high energy, athletic, loves to climb. And they tend to LIKE water. Very interesting. Consider something like this.

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There is a woman up the road who has a fully grown gorilla as a pet. Had her for decades. She spends all of her time and attention on that gorilla and it seems to be working out OK.

Then there was this story. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,494067,00.html
I bet it'll some high times if that Gorilla decides to do as gorillas do....
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